EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

£36,000,000 Mega Friday for EuroMillions Players

A fourth consecutive rollover on the EuroMillions this Tuesday means that UK players have a big draw to look forward to this Friday. Not only is it the Mega Friday draw with five £1,000,000 prizes and a luxury holiday, but there’s also a £36,000,000 quadruple rollover to look forward to! The Mega Friday deals change […]

UK Sees a Rush on Lotto Winners

Since the change to the rules of the National Lottery we seem to be bringing you a lot of stories about big rollovers. Since the changes to the Lotto rules, we’ve seen record jackpots and huge rollovers, but last week has brought something quite different for British lottery players as we run a rush on […]

Durham Millionaire has One Week to Claim

A Lotto winner from the Durham area has just one more week to claim a £1,000,000 lottery prize before it expires on 28th April. On 31st October a ticket from the City of Durham matched the Raffle tier 1 prize to scoop this life changing prize, yet despite months passing since the draw, no one […]

UK Winner Scoops £51 Million EuroMillions Prize

It was only a few days ago we were celebrating the news of a new record UK millionaire on the Lotto draw, but it seems the country has the Midas touch right now as almost immediately after that win, one UK player scooped a EuroMillions jackpot worth a sterling amount of £51,000,000! The EuroMillions jackpot […]

UK Lotto Creates Record Winner with £35,000,000 Prize

Just last week we brought you the news that the UK Lotto jackpot exceeded the amount of the biggest ever winner, and that would mean a single winner would lead to a new Lotto record. Well now Camelot has confirmed that a single winner matched all the winning numbers in the Wednesday 6th April draw, […]

Gloucester Syndicate Shares EuroMillions Windfall

A syndicate of seven paint sprayers from Gloucester have been spraying champagne instead this week after netting a EuroMillions windfall! The work syndicate play from Hanman Surface technology in Gloucester and on 18th March they matched five main balls and one Lucky Star to scoop a second prize worth £284,508! It’s the first big win […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]

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Newsagent who sold herself a winning lottery ticket ends up in court for fraud

“I will always remain a humble newsagent. Someone has to win; it was just lucky it was me.” So said Clevely’s Hayley Tarry, who bought a ticket for the EuroMillions draw one very lucky Friday 13th while cashing up in her cornershop, and promptly took down a prize worth over £500,000 when her numbers came […]

Tony and Greta Dodd

Strictly new knees for lottery winners

Most lottery winners’ stories tell of sports cars in the driveway, mock-Tudor mansions in leafy suburbs, and lavish holidays to the Caribbean. (And jail and bankruptcy, if most of the stories on the Euromillions website are to be believed.) Some winners often splash out on a bit of ‘reconstructive surgery’ for their wives – generally massive boob […]